News Round-Up

Posted on August 17th, 2012

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Air Date: August 17, 2012

Host: Jim Schneider

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Jim Schneider cleared the news desk and presented items of interest to Crosstalk listeners. Stories included:

--Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, commented on the Southern
Policy Law Center and their naming of FRC as a “hate group”. This law center gives
the FRC this rating in spite of Wednesday’s alleged shooting of a FRC security guard
by a Virginia man.
--Brent Bozelle of the Media Research Center criticizes the secular media for their lack of
coverage of the alleged FRC shooting.
--The Obama administration refuses to declare the shooting at the Family Research
Council a “hate crime”.
--President Obama holds the record for hiring more openly LGBT individuals to federal
government jobs than all previous administrations combined.
--Bill Keller of LivePrayer.com plans to file a 100 million dollar defamation lawsuit in
federal court against the Southern Policy Law Center.
--A Dallas police officer is facing punishment for allegedly supporting Chick-fil-A while
on duty.
--Pro-homosexual vandalism reported at a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
-- On August 7, the D.C. Office of Human Rights announced their plans to launch a
government sponsored ad campaign aimed at combating transgender discrimination in
Washington, D.C.
--A Great Britain newscaster used the phrase “religious hogwash” to introduce the book
of Genesis.
--A blasphemous play that mocks Christianity and the Bible is set to go ahead as
scheduled at a Southeast Wisconsin state park.
--A Virginia reverend is convicted of aiding an international parental
kidnapping.
--The Democratic Party Platform Committee unanimously adopted a plank that calls 32
states in America as discriminatory because they do not support same-sex marriage.
--An Afghanistan village policeman opens fire on his American allies.
--Suicides among American soldiers on the increase.
--A critical comment about Medicare was edited out of a 60 Minutes broadcast involving
vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
--Democrats in the California assembly kill a bill that would have made it easier to fire
teachers accused of serious sexual offenses against youngsters.
--The name ‘Mohammed’ reclaims its place as the most popular name for baby boys born
in England and Wales in 2011.
--Joe Biden continues to get caught presenting verbal gaffs.
--The Department of Energy announced the distribution of 43 million dollars in funding
for the development of energy storage technology that was too risky for private sector
investment.
--The E.P.A. claims they are seeing coal “haze” in certain areas of the U.S.
--A Russian nuclear powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles
went undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks.
--The Russian economy prepares for possible meltdown.


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